HUGE, super-SLOW road load to reach Baw Baw tonight
Baw Baw News
By William PJ Kulich // 22:42, Sunday 27 May 2018
February’s “superload” at Longwarry. Photo: author.
People travelling between Officer and Yarragon tonight be warned: there’s a giant on the move.
A massive load is being transported by a 108m long, 7.3m wide truck from Port Melbourne’s Webb Dock to Loy Yang B near Traralgon. The truck and load combined will weigh 558 tonnes.
Because of the size of the load, its convoy will only be able to travel at around 15 – 20km/h and will have to travel on the wrong side of the road for much of the journey.
VicRoads has not stated what the load consists of, but it is not the same as the one which left the Latrobe Valley in February. That was a spare generator from Loy Yang A. The Baw Baw Citizen contacted the operator of Loy Yang B for details of tonight’s load several days ago but received no response.
The convoy will leave Officer tonight and stop at the M1 weighbridge near Yarragon, before taking off again at around 10pm tomorrow.
Due to various road issues, the convoy will leave the M1 at Sand Road, Longwarry, and head slightly north to Princes Way. It will rejoin the the highway at Drouin West.
It will cross to the wrong side of the road at Buln Buln for the rest of its journey on the M1.
VicRoads has provided a complete map of the planned route, which you can find by clicking here.
While we have in the past found the traffic overlay in Google Maps to be an effective way of tracking where large, slow moving loads are, the change to the wrong side of the road might make that less effective in this instance.
You can find our footage of February’s “super load” by clicking here.
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